Michael Cliggett and Garrett Nilsen from the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative will focus on highlighting a few of their favorite projects and highlight specific technologies that recently entered the market thanks to U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative funding.
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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently released a report that breaks down the ‘soft costs’ associated with the installation of residential and commercial photovoltaic systems in greater detail than ever before, with detailed looks at customer acquisition and system design costs, as well as permitting, inspection and interconnection costs.
Renewable portfolio standards (RPS) have proven to be one of the most effective policy mechanisms for driving demand of solar and renewables. Currently, 29 states plus D.C. have RPS policies and 17 states plus D.C. have solar and distributed generation provisions. Because RPS policies are key to driving solar development, SEIA is focused on defending and expanding RPS policies around the country. Join Galen Barbose, Principle Scientific Engineering Associate of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Rick Umoff, Counsel and Regulatory Affairs Manager of SEIA’s State Affairs team, for an in-depth look at the current status of RPS policies.
NREL’s Solar Access to Public Capital working group recently released standardized solar contract templates for residential leases and commercial power purchase agreements. Attend this webinar to learn how these flexible contract templates can be used across a variety of business models and open up new investment opportunities in solar power projects.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory recently released a report discussing the opportunities and challenges inherent in utilizing Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) as investment vehicles for the solar industry. The authors also discuss proposed rule changes that could enable renewable energy REITs and MLPs and possible investor reaction to those changes.
Kevin Lynn, head of the Department of Energy’s crosscutting grid integration effort, speaks about the activities of DOE in the grid integration area, challenges, and path forward, including the impact on the solar industry.
A new study from the Rocky Mountain Institute and the Georgia Tech Research Institute finds that U.S PV installation labor costs can be decreased from $0.49/watt to $0.29/watt by utilizing installation best practices. Researchers studied installation practices at 26 sites in the U.S. and Germany to determine current practices and future opportunities.
Learn how solar heating and cooling (SHC) can play a significant role in providing an economically viable and environmentally sustainable long-term solution to our daily heating and cooling needs.
Learn about how the Solar Industry Commitment to Environmental and Social Responsibility can benefit your company. Learn about the solar-specific and general best practices regarding the environment, labor, ethics, and other areas that can help your company.
Most companies have already created Facebook and Twitter accounts, but what about Pinterest, Tumblr, Instagram, YouTube, Google+, LinkedIn or blogging? We will identify reasons why our guest solar companies have chosen the platforms they are on and why. We will also look at the different tools being used to help manage the workload and amplify your message.